Mitsubishi Motors


A long time Mitsubishi employee in Normal says he isn’t seeing enough communication to workers about employment services, re-education opportunities and transitional help. That’s as the plant prepares to end production.

Jerry Harcharik says some information is coming about career-link and other assistance, but many workers remain in the dark.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation

Mitsubishi's top selling vehicle is now made in Illinois. The Japanese automaker has shifted production of the Outlander Sport to its only U.S. production facility in Normal.

Gov. Pat Quinn, who attended the ceremony launching the Japanese automaker's latest U.S. product, touted the sporty crossover SUV during remarks to 1,200 plant workers, company executives, and other officials.

"It's fuel efficient and it's made in America and made in Illinois,” he said. “That means a lot to me, and I think to everybody in our state, that your skill has crafted this vehicle that not only will supply the automotive needs of our country but also the export possibilities."